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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Cross Country Ski lessons available to all faculty and staff members. Classes will be scheduled according to snow conditions. Call the WRS Outdoor Office at 3-7163 to add your name to the list.
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ATTENTION SUPERVISORS: If you would like to receive the "Frontline Supervisor", a monthly publication with questions and answers concerning supervisor referral and information, e-mail Deedra.Billings@uni.edu to be included on the EAP-Superviors listserve. Questions, call Deedra at 3-7162.
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ONLINE LEARNING & TEACHING WORKSHOP: ITS-Educational Technology is once again offering the popular Online Learning & Teaching workshop Jan. 28 - Feb. 8. Experience the student point of view of online learning while discussing online learning and teaching with colleagues. The workshop will be conducted entirely on the Web using WebCT 3.6 (latest version) with no face-to-face meetings. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt or contact TyAnn Morehead, 3-5854 or tyann.morehead@uni.edu.
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23RD STREET MARKET: During January receive a Totino's pizza and a 12-pack of pop for $5.39; regularly $6.28, save $.89.
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BISCOTTI'S: During January get pizza rolls and a medium fountain pop for $2.59; regularly $3.28, save $.69.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES STILL AVALIABLE: Classes started Wed., Jan. 16, but there are classes still available, including Employee- Only Combo Aerobics at 5:30 Mon. and Wed. Also check out Strength Conditioning, Circuit Weight, Kickboxing H2O, Step Aerobics and more! Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html to see a schedule of classes. Register in WRC 101.
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CARDIOVASCULAR RISK BEHAVIORS IN WOMEN: This free eight-week program addressing cardiovascular risk behaviors in women, is co-sponsored by Wellness/Rec and Allen Hospital through a grant from the Alpha Phi Sorority. It offers lipid screening, consultation with goal setting, progress evaluation, and prizes. Contact the Wellness Resource Lab, 3-6119.
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MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING: Visit the following Web sites for anonymous mental health screening for depression, alcohol and eating disorders. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or http://www.uni.edu/counseling and click on links for online screening.
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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: Whether they are co-workers or clients, dealing with difficult people can be one of the most stressful experiences of your job. Learn how to deal with difficult people with finesse and success by attending one of five sessions titled, "Dealing with Difficult People." To sign up for the session, go to http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the workshop registration link.
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50 USED COMPUTERS FOR SALE: Although these machines are older technology, they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access/service for students at various locations throughout UNI. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/258.html
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NEW AT ITS: ITS-Educational Technology is announcing the release of a new Web site for "Live Media." This site features live media events occurring at the UNI delivered to your computer via the Internet/Intranet. Items delivered this way are speeches, homecoming activities, Panther athletic broadcasts, UNI radio stations and campus Web cams. The site's URL is http://www.UNI.edu/livemedia. The site will also be available off UNI's home page and the MyUNIverse Web portal. To view most of the media from this site, you will need to download the realplayer from http://www.real.com/player (click on the "free player" link) to request a live Internet/Intranet broadcast of your event, please contact Chuck Sengstock at 3-6192 or Rick Seeley at 3-7218. If you have any questions about the Web site please contact Scott Kipp kipp@UNI.edu or Chuck Sengstock charles.sengstock@UNI.edu.
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NEWS

HOW TO CONTACT LEGISLATORS: Personal e-mail to legislators should be transmitted via a personal e-mail provider, not the UNI e-mail system. If expressing your personal opinion to legislators via mail, use non-university stationery. UNI's Office of Governmental Relations oversees university communication with elected officials. As legislation is proposed, Governmental Relations often asks faculty, staff and students to contact legislators on UNI's behalf. If you have a university-related issue to share with elected officials, contact the Office of Governmental Relations, at 3-6144.
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FISH! SESSION RESCHEDULED: In order to accommodate employees with plans for spring break, the FISH! session originally scheduled for Mar. 21, has been changed to Mar. 28 in Maucker Union Expansion A from 9 a.m. to noon. To register for the session please go to: http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training
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FOUND: A key was found in 263 CAC, Fri., Nov. 30. It is on a black plastic key fob. Call Barbara at 3-2496.
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MOTOR POOL CHANGES: Nationwide there have been reports of incidents/accidents involving 15-passenger vans, prompting the National Transportation Safety Board to issue an advisory. As a result, the Motor Pool announces the following changes: effective immediately, the Motor Pool will no longer have a trailer available for lease with 15-passenger vans. Effective May 2002, the Motor Pool will only allow a maximum of 11 occupants in university 15-passenger vans, unless the driver of the vehicle possesses a commercial driver's license. Please contact Alvin Kyhl, 3-2620 or Bill McKinley, 3-6109 with questions.
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FUNDED DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS: Sixteen positions will be made available for students to assist in staffing university departments and programs. The positions are for the academic year 2002-2003. If your department would like to be considered, proposal applications may be downloaded from the Cooperative Education/Internship website at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/forms.html and mailed to Cooperative Education, SSC 126 0389. Deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, Feb. 15, 2002.
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NSEP BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS: The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is offering Boren Scholarships to American undergraduate students for study abroad from summer 2002 through spring 2003. Emphasized world regions include Africa, Asia, Central and eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Newly Independent States (former Soviet Union) and the Middle East. Information and an online application are available on the NSEP Web site: http://www.iie.org/nsep. The application deadline is Feb. 15,2002. For more information or to request application materials, call Amy VanDyke at 800-618-6737, e-mail to avandyke@iie.org.
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EVENTS

NSE MEETING: A National Student Exchange (NSE) information meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., Tues., Jan. 22 in Maucker Union, Embassy Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average are urged to attend. Learn how you can attend one of 165 universities across the USA while paying UNI tuition.
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PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Come to the pre-show Mardi Gras party beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy music by the Cedar Valley Big Band, beads, masks, food and fun for the entire family! Valet parking and refreshments are available. UNI students $5 ticket day of show! Call 3-SHOW for tickets or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.
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GUEST RECITAL: Tues., Jan. 22, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Davis Hall. Stephanie Jutt, flute. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC: Officials attend either Tues., Jan. 22 OR Wed., Jan. 23. EVERYONE ATTENDS Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., WRC 154. For more information contact Cindy Klatt at 3-7262 or cynthia.klatt@uni.edu
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VOLUNTEER FAIR: Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Project VIP on Wed., Jan. 23, for the annual spring semester Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion Room. The UNI Volunteer Fair will offer students the opportunity to network with representatives from over 40 not-for-profit agencies from the Cedar Valley area. Agencies recruit volunteers for a variety of service opportunities, both short-term and semester long.
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STUDY IN ST. PETERSBURG: Complete a general education course (Russia/Soviet Union) and earn credit in your major in Russia this May. Those interested should plan to attend an informational meeting, Thurs., Jan. 24, noon - 1 p.m. in the South Room of Maucker Union. If you are unable to attend this meeting but are still interested in participating, please contact Holly at 3-7419 or holly.crandall@uni.edu For more information see our Web site: http://www.chfa.uni.edu/stpetersburg
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CASINO NIGHT: Come be a part of THURSDAZE "Casino Night," Thurs., Jan. 24, 7-11 p.m. in Maucker Union. There will be slots, blackjack. poker, the cash cube and more! The action starts at 8 p.m. Other events include the hit movie "Casino" at 7 p.m. in the Royal Oak Room, and free pool and video games in the Gameroom from 7-11 p.m. For more info, call 3-2683.
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FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL: Thurs., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Jebe Hall. Randy Grabowski, trumpet and William McGuire, organ. No charge. http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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UNI VOLLEYBALL BANQUET: The volleyball banquet (with brunch) is scheduled for Sun., Jan. 27 at the Cedar Falls Holiday Inn. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Call Michelle Coulter at 3-3176 for reservations. The cost is $15 per person and reservations must be made by Tues., Jan. 22.
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DELTA UPSILON INITIATION: Delta Upsilon is the world's only non- secretive, non-hazing fraternity. In order to improve the perception of the Greek community, Delta Upsilon is inviting all UNI faculty and staff to come and watch its initiation ritual Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion Room A. It is open to the public.
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EXHIBIT OPENING AT THE MUSEUM: "Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photography by Larry Hulst" opens at the Museum on Jan. 27 and will be on display through Mar. 17. This exhibit features 70 of the best "in concert" shots. Opening reception, Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Museum hours: M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m.
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MASTERS SWIM MEET: Panther Masters Swimming will host a swim meet on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at UNI's WRC for all swimmers who are 19 years of age or older. This is an opportunity to help support UNI's swimmers and divers. All proceeds will be donated to the UNI Foundation's Glen F. Henry Endowment Fund. For more information call Mike Savage, 3-7885, Julie Pontasch, 3-7111 or Danny May, 3-7946 or visit http://www.uni.edu/~savage/masters.html.
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AEOP SPRING WORKSHOP: AEOP Spring Workshop is scheduled for Mar. 18. Registration forms were mailed out last week. Please notice if you plan on attending, many classes have limited enrollment, so register early. If you did not receive a registration form and are interested in attending our wellness focused workshop, please call Lynn, 3-6232.
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PANTHER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Panthers will attempt to close in on MVC leaders this week with two home games. They host Southern Illinois Thursday at 7:05 p.m. All UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend the game free! Remember to fill out your purple fliers and return them to the Sports Marketing Department to get your ticket. Call Erin Penning at 3-7044 for more information. On Saturday, Jan. 26, Evansville comes to town for a 3:05 p.m. match up in the West Gym. Immediately after the game, the UNI Athletic Club will host a carnival in the UNI-DOME. Join the UNI Athletic Club or renew your membership and cheer on UNI basketball!
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PANTHER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Catch a rising! First-year head coach Greg McDermott and the Panthers look to get back into the Valley race with two conference home games this week. Wednesday night they host Indiana State and Saturday evening MVC leader Southern Illinois comes to town. Both games tip off at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
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PANTHER WRESTLING: Support your nationally ranked Panther wrestling team Sunday afternoon. The No. 14 Panthers host last season's Division III national runner-up Wisconsin-La Crosse at 2 p.m. in the West Gym. Get your free ticket by filling out and returning your blue flier to the Sports Marketing Department. Call Erin Penning at 3-7044 for more information.
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